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surface grafting

Process in which a polymer surface is chemically modified by grafting or by the generation of active sites that can lead to the initiation of a graft polymerization.
  1. Peroxidation, ozonolysis, high-energy irradiation, and plasma etching are methods of generating active sites on a polymer surface.
  2. See also: grafting.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889 (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 895
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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